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PROFILE

Seiya Nakai

Seiya Nakai

Nakai was born in Tokyo in 1967. Through his own unique viewpoint, he shoots not only trains but anything related to railroads. He contributes his work to advertisements and magazines, and also gives lectures and makes TV appearances. He loves sweets.

Official website
http://railman.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/
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Railway of Pantheon

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MESSAGE

The forest of Yakushima is known as the "forest of the gods." Within this forest, tracks of a logging railway quietly rest. These tracks are known as being a climbing route for those visiting the Jomon Sugi, a cryptomeria tree said to be as old as 7,200 years. The simple railway line was originally created to carry cut lumber, and it demonstrates to us what the original railroads were like.

With the Model B008 and one camera as my companions, I wandered through the forest for four days. Conforming to the dictates of the natural topography, the tracks continue along, repeatedly curving left and right. One could dismiss these images as mere scenes of tracks in a forest. But in such monotonous scenery, there were definitely moments when I felt the presence of the gods. I would be most pleased if, through these five photographs, viewers are able to sense the atmosphere of the Yakushima forest, and most of all, see the appeal of these railroad tracks.

Feedback on having used 18-270mm (Model B008)

While I walked the round trip journey on a 9.5 km-long route, what impressed me more than anything was that I was able to complete all my shooting with just this one lens. With its superior yet gentle imaging power, I was able to capture scenes that offer viewers an intimate encounter with Yakushima forest.

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